Could Urban Meyer try and lure Curtis Samuel from the Panthers?

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Could the Carolina Panthers lose Curtis Samuel in free agency following the arrival of Urban Meyer in Jacksonville?

It is going to be a tough ask for the Carolina Panthers to keep both Curtis Samuel and Taylor Moton in free agency. If the salary-cap continued to increase, things might have been different, but due to COVID-19 revenue losses and a decrease in financial resources available, it could leave newly appointed general manager Scott Fitterer left to choose between the right tackle or do-it-all wide receiver prior to free agency.

If it comes down to this, there is only one winner. Samuel’s stock has risen considerably in 2020 following a standout campaign, but Moton is now widely regarded as one of the league’s best edge protectors and the Carolina Panthers must keep him at all costs.

There is a slim possibility that both and kept on. It will take a significant amount of maneuvering from Fitterer to make this a reality and even that might not be enough if Samuel gets a lucrative offer with more responsibility elsewhere.

One team, in particular, could be major players for Samuel given recent events.

The Jacksonville Jaguars confirmed the appointment of Urban Meyer as their new head coach on Thursday. This represents a significant coup for the organization and gives the highly respected figure a chance to build the team back up to prominence with a wealth of cap space and the chance to select Clemson quarterback Trevor Lawrence with the No. 1 overall selection in the 2021 NFL Draft.

There is an obvious connection between Meyer and Samuel from their time together at Ohio State. But could the wideout link up with his former college coach at the NFL level?